10 Bestselling Fiction Books for March/April - 2023

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The literary magazines Killens Review of Arts & Letters and midnight & indigo dominated our bestsellers lists this period. Coleman Hill: A Biomythography by Kim Coleman Foote — six months before its publication date!

Reparations on Fire: How and Why it’ss Spreading Across America by Nkechi Taifa has been a #1 bestseller since its publication last year.

Children’s Books:
The #1 bestselling book, Sailing Commitment Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney, written by Bill Pinkney and illustrated by Pamela C. Rice, is a six-time AALBC.com Bestseller.

2023 has been one of the best years for poetry book sales in several years. The bestselling poetry books this period spans more than four decades from Ntozake Shange’s Three Pieces, originally published in 1981, to Clint Smith’s 2023 book of poetry Above Ground.

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Book cover of 
Coleman Hill: A Biomythography by Kim Coleman Foote

Coleman Hill

by Kim Coleman Foote

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Book cover of Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson

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